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300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
(03) 308 1076
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Takeaway came in 20 mins on a Friday!

Such nice curries, the Madras was spicy and flavoursome and the Butter Chicken had barbecued meat! The naan breads are among the most authentic we've had, also. We ordered online at 7:10pm on a Friday and it came at 8:10. So glad we've found a local takeaway thats good value and tasty!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chloe H
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such nice curries, the Madras was spicy and flavoursome and the Butter Chicken had barbecued meat! The naan breads are among the most authentic we've had, also. We ordered online at 7:10pm on a Friday and it came at 8:10. So glad we've found a local takeaway thats good value and tasty!

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1 Thank Chloe H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here - was delicious! Very tasty and flavourful curries, good portion sizes and good service, though food took a while to arrive. The only thing they could improve on is the ambience - rather dark.

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1 Thank Khoad457
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I went there at closing time but the staff still gave me awesome food with great service . Freshness of food is awesome with reasonable price. Good to go on the way to Dunedin or Queenstown from Christchurch

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2 Thank kirdolia
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Called in whilst traveling back home at the end of a holiday. Hadn't booked in yet staff accommodated us no problem. Curries were very nice and tasty, however rice serving of one bowl was not enough for the 4 of us. This issue was quickly sorted with the prompt delivery of a second bowl. Cheers.

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1 Thank helideer
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

i ordered vegetable samosas and vegetable korma to take away. Samosas had a light and crisp pastry with tasty filling. Korma was very pleasant with plenty of vegetables. Service was polite and friendly. Recommended.

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Thank Jan H
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I visited this restaurant on my way to Dunedin and tried the world famous butter chicken curry. This was the best butter chicken i ever had. So yummy. :)

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1 Thank oliviat360
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Excellent food and a very pleasant place to dine. The atmosphere is classy and the food very good. Curries came with rice which is nice compared to the penny pinching others. So many customer wanted the takeaway so seems like a very popular spot among locals. will highly recommend this place if you are looking for authentic Indian food.

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1 Thank Kaylie380
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful food and great service. Visited this restaurant on one of friends party and was impressed with food quality. Food was mouth watering and service was great too. Looking forward to come back soon.

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Thank Wendy G
Ashburton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Good value for money and if you like Indian well worth it. Staff are friendly, just needed to be a little warmer.

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Thank Grannieshazza56
Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Came to celebrate brothers 19th birthday and was many of our groups first time dining at this restaurant. Upon arrival we were seated, for a Saturday night it was quiet downstairs but appeared to also be a group upstairs. We were disappointed when nobody came to take our orders after being seated for some time, when we went up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: (03) 308 1076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?